It is remarkable what a little money and encouragement can do. Before Samsung, that school district was broker than a third-tier country singer with laryngitis. Its achievement measures were in the dumper. This project has paid off big time. Continue reading
Jeff Edmondson, managing director of KnowledgeWorks subsidiary Strive, will be a guest on MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry” show Saturday, which airs weekends on the cable network from 10 a.m.-noon. Harris-Perry, a political science professor at Tulane University, has been strongly involved in Continue reading
Over the weekend John Pepper, former chairman and chief executive of Procter & Gamble and a former chairman of the Walt Disney Company, and James M. Zimmerman, former chairman and chief executive of Macy’s, penned “Capitalists for Preschool” which was published both in the New York Times and The Cincinnati Enquirer. Pepper and Zimmerman tied early childhood reading to long term outcomes and, ultimately, cost savings and returns on investment. Continue reading
WCPO and CET recently teamed up to examine the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region’s approach to improving graduation rates. Highlighting the work of the Strive Partnership the hour long video, ”Cradle to Career: Moving the Needle in Education,” presents a compelling overview of Continue reading
The Strive Partnership in Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky received noteworthy mention in a recent report to Arne Duncan, The Secretary of Education. Presented by The Equity and Excellence Commission, A STRATEGY FOR EDUCATION EQUITY AND EXCELLENCE, is available for review or download from the U.S. Department of Education website. Continue reading
On the heels of the Strive Cradle to Career Convening in Milwaukee last week, Lisa Duty published Shaping Communities as the World’s Classrooms, a blog post asking the compelling question:
Can communities truly become the world’s classrooms, and thus effectively tap into community resources in a way that integrates them into everyday classroom learning? Continue reading
There is a power to using data. There is also a responsibility to use data in a way that moves from merely proving a stated outcome to a process of continuous improving. This takes a different skill set and commitment and this is fundamentally what Strive is doing with their national network. They are moving from proving to improving and this is having a lasting impact on the student success outcomes across this country.
On September 12th Geoff Zimmerman, Director of Continuous Improvement for the Strive Partnership, participated in a “Twitter Chat” on Collective Impact: Exploring How Progress Can Be Made Through Cross-Sector Coordination. As part of the Indiana Governors Conference breakout session on Service Continue reading
Ohio has an urgent need to help schools and communities do more with less as education resources are being cut but expectations are rising. To continue improving education quality in tough budgetary times, Ohio must pursue new structural arrangements and strategies to raise student achievement.
P-16 councils help communities use existing local resources better to improve student achievement and well-being. They target specific leaks in the overall education pipeline and address critical gaps and needs in the cradle to career continuum – from birth through college completion and career. The councils rely on education and economic data to pinpoint priorities for education reform, create a shared accountability system and monitor progress towards identified goals. Currently, efforts of P-16 councils in Ohio have led to gains in student achievement despite the recession and budget cuts. Yet, more needs to be done so that all communities can benefit from these new approaches.
Please join KnowledgeWorks and Ohio Education Matters, with the Strive Partnership, Ohio Grantmakers Forum, Learn for Life and the Stark Education Partnership, for a discussion on Thursday, October 4th from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m., during which experts from the field will discuss the benefits and progress made by communities with P-16 councils and what the state should be doing to encourage more local P-16 success. The event is free and open to the public. Continue reading
An interactive discussion on The Power of Collective Impact with Geoff Zimmerman from the Strive Partnership. Learn more about collaboration and collective impact, the Civic Infrastucture, how data is important to the work, and key lessons from Strive. Continue reading